Colleen DulleJanuary 23, 2019
Pilgrims cheer before the World Youth Day opening Mass in Panama City Jan. 22, 2019. (CNS photo/Carlos Jasso, Reuters)

This week on “Inside the Vatican” we look at why the Vatican seems to be lowering expectations for its upcoming international summit on sexual abuse.

Then, Gerry O’Connell and I talk about World Youth Day, which is being held in Panama this week. Gerry has covered every World Youth Day since the inaugural one in 1985, and he explains how the young people at this event have had a significant impact on their bishops, and even on popes. We also look at how Pope Francis is empowering young people and local churches by decentralizing the Vatican’s power.

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